Soo... this is what I came up with. xD
It was 10:00 PM, a school night, and the young boy was still up playing his video games and listening to his music.
"So I'll be on my wayyyyy!" he sung into the headset.
"Yeah, on your way to bed, Jay!" Jaykob's mother laughed. "It's getting late, and it's a school night!"
"But Mommmm!" Jaykob cried. "I don't wannnnnnt to go to bed!"
"But Jayyyykob, I don't care if you wannnnnnt to or not! You're going to bed, and that's that!" Jay's mother glared. With an unhappy sigh, Jaykob ambled toward the Xbox. He pressed the power button, and with a faint whirrr, it shut off.
"Mehhhhhh" Jaykob whined.
"Mehhhh all you want, but you're going to mehhhh even more once you get up early tomorrow," implied his mom.
Before Jaykob went to bed, he let his dog, Edaan outside. She was a beautiful Australian Cattle dog, and being loyal to her owners she hopped back inside after finishing up. (Jake, if you say anything bad about this, I'm gonna slap you >:C ) Jaykob gave Edaan a treat, patted her on the head softly, and let her follow him to his room. His mother came in, said goodnight, turned off the lights, and shut the door behind her. Jaykob began to drift to sleep, but there was a faint glowing outside his window. Edaan got up, straightened her tail, fluffed up her fur, and ran to the window, knocking everything in her way out of it. She didn't bark, her curiosity getting the best of her, she put her nose up to the window.
"Edaan," Jaykob muttered. "Quit it! Honestly, you act like you're the best dog in the world, then you get all annoying and stuff." Edaan looked at Jaykob happily, then resumed smearing her wet nose all over the window. "Ugh," Jaykob grumbled. He then got up and opened the window to see what was out there, only to be pushed out of the way by Edaan, and with that, she gracefully jumped out of it.
"Edaan!" Jaykob cried, then he pushed up the window all the way and jumped out of it, chasing Edaan. The local bank sign flashed 11:59 PM, then 40 degrees. Jaykob took no notice of it, keeping Edaan locked in his sight. "Edaan, please don't die, don't leave me now... I need you..." Jaykob thought. Teared welled up in his eyes just at the thought of Edaan's death, he attempted to push the thought out. His blonde hair whisked in the air, the moons' light giving his eyes a faint glow.
Jaykob heard tires screech. "Edaan! If you die, I'm gonna kill you - wait...." Being momentarily distracted, he ran right in front of a car. The car's horn blared.
"Hey, kid! Get outta the road! Go to bed, 'er something! Ain't you got school tomorrow?" the person yelled. Jaykob stopped and fell to his knees.
"Edaan... There's no hope for her, is there?" Jaykob quietly asked aloud.
"Huh?" The person asked. He knelt on the ground, in front of Jaykob. "Hey, kid.. you probably should get outta the parking lot... Hold on - what's wrong? What's your name?"
"..Jaykob," he coughed up in between sobs. "But.... Edaan..."
"Eda-what? Oh - was that that dog who ran in front of that persons' car? Is it your dog?"
"Yes," Jaykob looked up at the stranger hopefully. "Will you help me get her back?" The stranger was taken aback by Jaykob's blue eyes.
"Of course I will!" He grabbed onto Jaykob's arm, trying to pour in more hope for the young child.
"What's your name?" Asked Jaykob.
"My name is Zane. Yours is Jaykob, right? And Eddie is your dog's name?" Zane wanted to get all of the names organized.
"Yeah, my name's Jaykob, but you can call me Jay, if ya want. Edaan is her name," Jaykob corrected.
"Jay.. not a very tough name to remember, eh? Edaan! Is your dog as beautiful as her name is?"
"Yeah, she is! Man, if she dies.. my life won't ever be the same - no, it won't be my life. My life isn't mine without hers," Jaykob shook his head. "Do I even make sense?"
"Of course you do.. Now, let's go find that dog of yer's." Zane stood up, helping Jaykob up alongside him.
Living in the city, Jaykob should be accustomed to all of the horns honking and tires screeching, but he jumped at every single one he caught wind of. Jaykob was sprinting before, his energy had been replenished by hope then. But now, Jaykob was growing tired and achey, and that hope had been long since disappearing. And, to make matters worse, Edaan was nowhere to be found. Zane began to catch up.
"Hey, kid - it's getting late. Look, it's 3 AM. You should really be getting to bed," Zane attempted to persuade Jaykob in the midst of a yawn.
"No.. I'm finding Edaan, no matter what I have to do to be by her side," Jaykob refused.
"Wow, those are some inspiring words for a lil' kid like you. Hey, how old are you, anyway?" Zane asks, questioningly.
"I'm ten. Well, almost ten. In a few months," Jaykob explained. Jaykob tried to act like he was tough, but you could see he was struggling. He couldn't handle it. A tear rolled down his cheek. "I want to go home," Jaykob cried. He ran over to Zane, and hugged him. Zane picked him up, and carried him all the way to his house.
"You'll help me look for Edaan tomorrow, right?" Zane asks. "Or do I go alone?"
"You're going to look for Edaan?" Jaykob asked, surprised.
"Of course - you're my friend. Friends do stuff for each other, right?" Zane looked at Jaykob.
"Yeah... They do.." Jaykob's mother appeared at the front door, trying to stay calm.
"Jay! What were you doing?!" She practically screamed at him, but she was hugging him, afraid he would run off once more.
"Edaan.. jumped out the window..."
"What?! Edaan? She wouldn't do that.. I don't understand. Are you trying to play a trick on me?"
"No, ma'am," Zane interrupted. "I helped him look for his dog,"
"Well, okay. We can go look for her tomorrow, alrighty? You need to get some rest, Jay," his mother said. "And, mister.. uhh... what's your name?"
"Zane," he shook her hand. "Pleasure to meet you.. Well.. er.. You know what I mean."
"You too," Jaykob's mother sighed. "Feel free to stay over in the guest room, if you'd like. You look worn out."
"Oh, I can't. My mom would probably freak out," Zane shrugged.
"Really? How old are you?"
"Seventeen," Zane muttered. "You'd think she'd trust me by now, eh?"
"No, not a chance, hah. Anywho, you'd better get home. Or you'll mom'll freak. Plus, you better be here tomorrow, or you'll have a mad nine-year-old following you around."
"Bye! Bye, Jaykob!"
"Bye, Zane," Jaykob yawned. "Take care." With a slight wave goodbye, Zane walked off.
"Now, Jaykob, don't go jumping out any more windows. Go to bed."
"I'm not going to be able to sleep."
"I know. But we all have to try, right? Edaan is part of our family. All we can do right now is hope."